Multiple tours available each day through October!

The Beer In ME

Craft Beer in Maine – By The Numbers

Business of BeerDon Littlefield

Why do so many people come to Maine, and specifically Greater Portland, just to drink craft beer? Let’s take a closer look at craft beer in Maine, the economic impact to our state, and how it translates to our tours and partners.   State of Maine Information from the Maine Office of Tourism showed…

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Portland Beer Week begins on November 5th!

Don LittlefieldPortland Beer Week

Portland Beer Week is the time for all beer enthusiasts to join the Maine craft beer industry and local businesses as we partake in various events taking place in Portland and surrounding areas.  Now in its sixth year, Portland Beer Week has quickly become a standout celebration for Maine beer enthusiasts. Described as “a series of…

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Hops and Hoops Tour with the Maine Red Claws

Don LittlefieldSports Tours

The Maine Brew Bus has partnered for the second year with the Maine Red Claws, the NBA G-League basketball affiliate of the Boston Celtics, to present a special Hops and Hoops tour before 11 select home games during the 2017-18 season. The Maine Red Claws will…

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The “FEED KIDS” Initiative to Help End Child Hunger in Maine

Full Plates Full Potential

The Maine Brew Bus joins other Maine businesses in a new cause marketing initiative benefitting the work of Full Plates Full Potential – a Maine based non-profit organization whose mission is to end child hunger in all sixteen counties. Just one month after first introducing the concept, two dozen businesses in the Greater Portland area…

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Ride With Charlie on The Maine Brew Bus

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Do you have any recommendations?

Dan KellerPartners

“We’re really looking forward to the tour, but can you recommend…”. This a phrase we get everyday, no matter the season. The good news is, we’ve got you covered! We understand that vacation time is precious, and most people are looking for the most bang-for-the-buck experiences. The most basic rules of…

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OTTO Maine Brew Bus Delivery

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Safety Behind the Wheel

Ellie YahnSafety

The Maine Brew Bus strives to provide our guests a memorable experience showcasing incredible local businesses. But making sure we are doing that with safety always in mind starts with spending time familiarizing all of our drivers with safe operation of our buses.   On a recent three-hour driver training session,…

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Three Days in Portland, Maine: Dan Keller

Dan KellerThree Days in Portland Maine

In the next edition in the Three Days in Portland, Maine series, our Operations Coordinator Dan Keller shares his thoughts on all the fun to be had in and around Maine’s largest city. Ahhh, sweet vacation in Portland! Soak it in, you lucky dog. It’s time for a little well-earned R&R. Before departing on…

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Three Days in Portland, Maine: Ellie Yahn

Ellie YahnThree Days in Portland Maine

Today we start a series called Three Days in Portland, Maine that will provide suggestions from our staff members sharing with you what they personally like to do for fun in Maine’s largest city.  First up is Ellie Yahn, our Administrative Coordinator.

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The Maine Brew Bus | Portland Maine’s Best Craft Beer Tours

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Welcome to the Team: Tom Major

StaffTom Major

I am Tom Major, a new person on the Maine Brew Bus team.  So far, I am a lifelong Portland resident. I’m three decades into a high school teaching career, but after writing Brewing in Maine (Arcadia Publishing), I decided to see if I could get a little closer to the beer industry. I started…

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Our Summer and Fall Schedule is ready for booking

Don LittlefieldPublic Tours

Our tour schedules for the summer and the fall have been updated and loaded into our calendar. You can now book tours right through October! Recently we have been running 14 different tour itineraries that are available Thursday through Sunday. These year-round tours help connect people to area breweries, wineries, and distilleries at times that…

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Haven’t you always wanted to try curling?

Ellie YahnSports Tours

Join us as we hit the sheet to deliver stones from the hack and practice our sweeps towards the house in order to learn the medieval Scottish sport of curling. Pine Tree Curling Club members during a recent learn to curl event. Jim Vernier photo. Join us on Sunday,…

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What is Included on an All-Inclusive Tour with The Maine Brew Bus?

All InclusiveEllie YahnPublic Tours

An all-inclusive tour could mean a lot of different things. We want to make sure our guests have an experience they will never forget, which could be hard to do if you had to pay for everything along the way. So we created all of our tours in…

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The Maine Brew Bus acquires Maine Beer Tours

The Maine Brew Bus, LLC announced that it has acquired Maine Beer Tours, LLC, a similar company providing all-inclusive tours to breweries, wineries, and distilleries in Greater Portland. The purchase will allow The Maine Brew Bus increased passenger capacity and expansion of tour concepts, as well as provide new itineraries for…

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Maine Beer: Learning from the past with Josh Christie

Alcohol HistoryEllie Yahn

How has the State of Maine, infamous for their fight for prohibition almost 70 years before the ban of alcohol went national, come to be one of the top beer destinations in the world? On a recent Monday, The Maine Brew Bus welcomed author, beer and book enthusiast, and…

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Welcome to our Team – Ellie Yahn

Ellie YahnStaff

Allow us to introduce Ellie Yahn, a Portland resident and graduate from the University of Maine Orono, who joins our administrative team. Starting school in 2011, Ellie studied Journalism, Art History, and finished her degree traveling to the Pacific Northwest with NOLS, the National Outdoor Leadership School. Also at UMO,…

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Welcome to our Team – Dan Keller

Dan KellerStaff

In all honesty, I never intended or saw myself working in any alcohol-related industry. I wanted to be a music producer. Turns out you have to be halfway decent at music to do so, making me exceptionally unqualified. Fate had a different strategy for me, one that started off as a hobby and quickly grew…

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Old Port Spirits is our new Official Home

Ellie YahnOfficial Home

Known for their incredible selection and knowledge of local and world-class products, owner Jacques deVillier and his team at Old Port Spirits and Cigars have joined The Maine Brew Bus on our quest to Drive You to Drink Local! And now, their key location…

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79 Commercial Street (Old Port Spirits)
Portland, ME, 04101